Piazza Gae Aulenti
The Piazza Gae Aulenti is the epicenter of Milan’s most modern neighborhood. The square was inaugurated on 8 December 2012 and is dedicated to the renowned female architect Gae Aulenti.
The Piazza Gae Aulenti and the surrounding buildings are the result of the regeneration of the neighborhoods Garibaldi, Isola, and Varesine. The area is a mix between the city’s historic center and the financial district.
The square and its buildings
The redevelopment plan was directed by the Argentine architect Cesar Pelli and its main nucleus is the Piazza Gae Aulenti, elevated 6 meters above the street.
The square is surrounded by various buildings, all with a surprising designs. The most impressive is the 231-meter-tall Unicredit Tower, which is currently the highest skyscraper in Italy.
Another of the highlights is The Vertical Forest, a pair of towers covered by 2.000 species of plants.
A footbridge connects the square to the Corso Como, one of Milan’s liveliest streets with plenty of stores, restaurants, and bars.
An innovative square
The modern and innovative aspect of Piazza Fae Aulenti lives in harmony with the buildings that surround it and with the area’s illumination.
When the sun sets, the square comes alive with a show of lights, music, and water. Moreover, the Solar Tree in the center of the square lights the area with LED lighting using solar energy.
Not to be missed
The Piazza Gae Aulenti has become one of the top attractions in Milan. To enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Milan, you can climb to the top of the Unicredit building.
It's also worth mentioning that the Piazza Gae Aulenti is along with Navigli, one of the best places to go out at night. It offers countless clubs, restaurants, and trendy bars.
Metro: Garibaldi Fs, lines 2 and 5.
Tram: Stazione Garibaldi, lines 10 and 33; Dogana (Duomo), line 24.
Cimitero Monumentale (833 m) Milano Centrale Railway Station (1.2 km) Pinacoteca di Brera (1.3 km) Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli (1.4 km) Galleria d'Arte Moderna (1.5 km)